Local poultry wholesalers help cater your Christmas event
Cater your Christmas event with local poultry wholesalers

Cater your Christmas event with local poultry wholesalers

If you are part of a restaurant group or hotel chain in London, we do not doubt that you will already be taking those Christmas party bookings for 2021. With a luxurious dining experience, bubbles and fizz flowing freely and excited clients looking for a fantastic evening with incredible food, do you have a local poultry wholesaler you can rely on to deliver meat cuts that are to your standards?

This month, we look into how you can get ahead of the Christmas party rush when you choose to work with a local poultry wholesaler like IMS of Smithfield.

Local poultry wholesalers who are experts in providing beautiful meats

Ah, British turkeys – the staple of most Christmas tables, whether you are at home with your loved ones or out celebrating the festive season. Turkeys have become synonymous with our Christmas meals and are a popular choice on menus throughout the UK. It wasn’t until the 19th Century, however, that turkey became meat that we relate to the holidays.

Festive poultry meats for you to consider at your restaurant: 

  • Turkey / Turkey Crown
  • Goose
  • Duck
  • Chicken / Chicken breast
  • Guinea Fowl
  • Quail

When cooked and paired correctly, these meats are succulent and a popular alternative to dinner, mainly if your guests are saving themselves for turkey on the big day. IMS of Smithfield are your local poultry wholesaler who provides high-quality cuts of poultry when you need them. Guaranteed to be fresh and ethically sourced, you can even have the chance to visit the farm where your meat is reared so that you can witness firsthand the grassroots and processing steps we take to ensure your meat is of the highest quality.

Get ahead with your wholesale meat orders to miss the rush

Many of us have heard in the news recently about the concern over the poultry industry and the lack of quality meat available this Christmas. This concern is due to haulage drivers and a lack of farmworkers to support poultry farms, although the government is currently looking at extra workers to support the shortage. Your local poultry wholesaler suggests that if you are planning a menu full of poultry dishes, you may want to consider starting to think about and collate your list for ordering very soon to avoid panic buying or a lack of stock that could have you changing your menus at the last minute.

IMS of Smithfield have excellent working relationships with several farmers and suppliers. This means we have access to a wide range of quality poultry products throughout the year and work with a steady supply of meats for our private and commercial clients. The turkeys IMS of Smithfield supply are bred in Hertfordshire by a local farming team who have been breeding these birds for over 40 years. We can advise you of the current stock levels and when is best to order your meat supplies to avoid changing your menus.  Your local poultry wholesaler can support you to choose the best meats for your Christmas parties and events, ensuring your guests have the best time whilst they are dining with you.

Succulent poultry your Christmas party guests will love

As with all our blogs, we love to give you inspiration and ideas for your parties and events that will have your guests clamouring for more. Check out our top three recipes below to provide your guests with the Christmas meal they deserve this year:

Raymond Blanc’s perfect roast turkey

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas chicken

Gordon Christmas roast goose

As we all know from being dinner guests at some point in our lives, whether we are at a restaurant or friends home, when we are served something different and exciting, we are more likely to enjoy it and remember the meal for many months after. Wow, your guests and have them invite their friends back with your tantalising menu that offers exciting meat choices and great combinations of spice and flavour.

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IMS of Smithfield are your trusted local poultry wholesalers

For over 50 years, IMS of Smithfield has been proud to work alongside local farmers and suppliers to provide the best quality cuts of meat to our private and commercial clients. All the products we stock are closely inspected and can be traced back to grassroots. This gives our clients peace of mind that their meat has been ethically sourced and the farmers are supported.

At IMS of Smithfield, we believe in providing our clients with a complete service. That’s why, alongside our meats and farm visits, we also offer a butchery academy that has been used for the training and development of chefs throughout the UK for over 10 years. Choose from a variety of workshops from entry-level butchery to product development our courses offer experience and understanding of the butchery world.

We deliver on a comprehensive range of meat cuts, making us one of the leading local poultry wholesalers in London, supporting restaurant groups, 5-star hotels and of course, the residents of London. If you are looking for a wholesaler you and your menu can rely on this Christmas, contact IMS of Smithfield today.